This week while walking in the woods near a large fresh-water lake in the middle of no where Northern California, after climbing up a lava boulder field, and scratching through overgrown foliage, we stumbled into a strange tableau. First, I noticed what looked like a t-shirt wadded up under a tree. I used a stick to pick it up and discovered it was a ripped up sweatshirt buckshot full of holes. While I was checking that out I heard my wife say, “Look at this.” I turned around to see, on the ground beneath a fir tree, a white training bra (still hooked). This kicked us into CSI: Nor Cal Lake mode and we began combing the hillside for more clues.
Here is a list of what we eventually found in a 15 foot radius (click here for photos):
1 White bra, young girl’s
1 Black “Secret Treasure” bra, 34B
1 Jar of Equate Petroleum Jelly 7.5 ounce, (Walmart brand)
1 pair of white panties, bloody, shoved up under a rock
2 pieces of torn sweatshirt, shoved up under a rock
1 Eight-inch long piece of shovel handle (top, sawed off)
1 Mens’ white tank style undershirt
1 Black Vassarette g-string panty
1 Black boy-style mesh panty
1 six inch long glass crack/crystal pipe partially buried near rock.
Based on the above list of items, the fact that they had been there over the winter, and that there five different pieces of women’s clothing, we came up with several salacious scenarios, none of which I’d like to detail here. In fact, we got so freaked out that we nearly ran out of the woods, thinking the whole time that we were being followed.
The next day we mentioned to a County Sheriff that this whole scene seemed a little out of the ordinary to us and that it might be worth a little investigation seeing as some of the items appeared to be bloody. He smiled and before walking back to his truck said, “Sounds to me like someone had a pretty wild party.”